ICFM recognised two key industry figures and its own Training Award recipients at ICFM Conference on March 20.
The work of Steve Hook, ICFM training manager since the organisation launched in 1992, was recognised when he was one of two recipients of an ICFM Honorary Fellowship.
The Honorary Fellowship recognises services to the fleet industry.
The second recipient was Professor Colin Tourick, a leading figure in the fleet industry for almost 40 years.
Having worked in the contract hire and leasing sector before running an FN50 leasing company, he went on to launch consultancy Colin Tourick & Associates, is Professor of Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham Business School, co-founder of the International Auto Finance Network and the author of eight books on fleet management.
ICFM Chairman Paul Hollick said Tourick was “a man who has pushed the boundaries of education in our industry. As an author, his books are vital reads for our members. He has helped a generation of fleet managers to be more knowledgeable and better developed”.
On Hook, an ICFM board member and training and education manager and the only ICFM member since launch, Hollick commented:
“Mr Hook is an extremely important person to me and the industry. The guide for all students, taking them though the modules, supporting them and developing their skills – some that they never thought they had – he has marked the coursework of more than 2,000 trainees. He transforms people.”
ICFM Peter Moxon Award
The Peter Moxon Award for the Training Achiever of the Year was won by Maria Williams, fleet administrator, Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Maria successfully completed both the ICFM’s Introductory Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management and Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management courses.
ICFM Career Development Award
This recognises personal advancement of their career or helping others advance theirs as a result of ICFM training. The winner of the award was Brian Hardwick, head of operations, Fleet Operations.
Not only did he pass the Introductory Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management course, but he signed up more than 40 of the company’s employees to ICFM training with many already having successfully completed training at both Introductory Certificate and Certificate level.
Introductory Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management
A total of 55 people gained the Introductory Certificate. Those who attended Conference were: Tim Peters, regional manager contracts and leasing, BMW Group Government and Authorities Division; Maria Williams, fleet administrator, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Euan Graham, fleet sales operations executive, Daimler Fleet Management; Brian Hardwick, head of operations, Fleet Operations; Dawn Simcoe, account manager, Fleet Operations; Paddy Mannion, risk management team leader, Fleet Operations; Kendal Overy, assistant fleet manager, Lex Autolease; Dean Smith, motor claims co-ordinator, Rydon Group; Beth Pattinson, account executive, Zenith; Collette Hurley, account executive, Zenith; Heather Weldon, account executive, Zenith; Paul Thomas, account executive, Zenith.
Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management
A total of 12 people gained their Certificate. Those who attended Conference were: Drew Spellar, commercial head, Ambit; Maria Williams, fleet administrator, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Tracey McFerran, client services and operations manager, Fleet Operations; Nabeel Sheikh, fleet manager, LCH; Philip Smith, fleet administrator, Phoenix Medical Supplies; Kim Harrison, category lead fleet, Crown Commercial Service.
Diploma in Fleet Management and ICFM Fellowship
A total of 11 people gained their Diploma. Those who attended Conference were: Georgina Smith, fleet manager, Healthcare at Home; Dean Waters, fleet and equipment manager, Ideal Boilers; Joanne Buckley, senior fleet manager, South Yorkshire Police; Julie Whyte, car fleet leader, Muller Dairy UK; Jason Gadsby, group fleet manager, Phoenix Medical Supplies; Paul Tate, commodity manager, Siemens; Didier Smith, vehicle storeman, Surrey Police; Kelly Butler, team leader – vehicle data, Surrey Police.